Bright Blue Metallic
White
426 HEMI V8
3 Speed Automatic
  • Original 426 cubic inch Hemi V8
  • Original A727 3-speed automatic transmission
  • Correct 8.75-inch rear axle
  • Correct Hemi Suspension
  • Correct power steering / Correct heavy-duty power drum brakes
  • 15-inch steel wheels / Correct F70-15 red stripe tires
  • Correct Bright Blue Metallic paint / Correct White bumblebee stripe
  • Correct White on Blue bucket seat interior
  • Fully documented
  • 15-year $100K restoration completed in the Summer of 2015

SUMMARY

* 15-year $100K restoration completed in the Summer of 2015
* Original 426 cubic inch Hemi V8
* Original A727 3-speed automatic transmission
* Correct Bright Blue Metallic paint / Correct White bumblebee stripe
* Correct White on Blue bucket seat interior
* Correct power steering / Correct heavy-duty power drum brakes
* Correct Hemi Suspension
* Sale includes an original broadcast sheet and a book of restoration photos
* 15-inch steel wheels / Correct F70-15 red stripe tires
* Correct 8.75-inch rear axle

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In its purest form, this numbers-matching Coronet is an unabashedly ruthless street fighter. Free from all the nonsense add-ons that have increasingly clouded our driving experience for the better part of five decades, the car is tailor-made to be one of the most exclusive and uninhibited classics on American roads. And in addition to highly desirable aesthetics that are the direct result of a 15-year, $100K restoration, it features original Hemi power that's backed by an original TorqueFlite 3-speed and correct Hemi suspension. If you're in the market for some incredible investment grade muscle that's poised to rise in value, here's your next prospect!

BODYWORK/TRIM

The beneficiary of a 15-year, $100K restoration that was completed in the Summer of 2015, this fully sorted Dodge mixes killer street presence with classic MoPar attitude. That reboot began with a partially restored body that was sandblasted all the way to bare metal. That metal revealed a solid fuselage that, after the addition of a new trunk pan and a few patches, was massaged and block-sanded into a collection of virtually flawless surfaces. Once those surfaces were completely clean and fully prepped, their all-business demeanor was reanimated in smooth 2-stage that reflects correct Bright Blue Metallic pigment. And today, the car rolls as one lust worthy classic that's ready to show AND go!

Every bit of this B-Body's bright ornamentation appears straight and presents well. And while it's really hard to determine whether all those baubles and bolt-ons are original, they certainly look nice! At the front of the car, a restored grille hangs a bright “R/T” script between four halogen headlamps, a clean chrome bumper and crystal clear parking lights. Behind that grille, correct fender-mount turn signals frame a silver-detailed hood that flows to a factory antenna and satin-finish windshield wipers. Behind that hood, correctly tinted glass founds pristine stainless trim beneath correct drip rails and a correct driver's mirror. Below that glass, a sculpted profile anchors traditional Chrysler door handles and dent-free rocker guards between small “HEMI” emblems, bright “R/T” scripts, small marker lamps and fresh wheel frames. And at the back of the car, a satin valance hangs ornate taillights and another “R/T” script between polished exhaust tips, a second chrome bumper and a correct bumblebee stripe.

ENGINE

Toss this coupe's light hood and you'll find an original, 426 cubic inch Hemi V8 that's authenticated by a famous 2468330 casting number and matching partial VIN. As Plymouth's top option for power hungry gearheads, Chrysler's legendary elephant block utilizes cast iron heads, an oversquare bore, a forged steel crank, forged steel rods, forged aluminum pistons and a hydraulic cam to twist stout 10.25 to 1 compression into a stated 425 horsepower and 490 lb./ft. of torque. All that high performance hardware spins in a glossy, Hemi Orange block that hangs attractive, Organisol-coated valve covers over correct, low-restriction exhaust manifolds. A perfect mixture of fuel, and oxygen is supplied by a polished and decaled air cleaner, correct Carter carburetors and a correct aluminum intake. Compression is sparked by Chrysler Electronic Suppression cables, snapped onto a correct points distributor. And resultant combustion is cooled by a big, 26-inch radiator that's fitted with pliable hoses via old school squeeze clamps. Visually, the body-matched engine compartment is clean and predictably impressive. Thanks to the car's thorough rebuild, the big mill performs just as well as when it rolled out of the showroom. A roster of correct and restored details includes items like factory decals, a familiar Chrysler washer reservoir and a reproduction MoPar battery.

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

Slide under this solid B-Body and you'll find a virtually spotless chassis that's framed by original factory undercoating. At the center of those bones, an original A727 TorqueFlite, which hangs a correct PK2801544K part number beneath a matching partial VIN, spins power to a correct 8.75-inch axle. That spirited driveline rides in a correct, completely restored Hemi Suspension, which is fitted with correct power steering. Stops come courtesy of correct heavy-duty power drum brakes. Exhaust is handled by upgraded, 3-inch tubes, which bend around an H-shaped crossover and brash Flowmaster mufflers. And everything rolls on Bright Blue Metallic steelies, which twist correct F70-15 Goodyear Speedway redlines around brilliant fratzog center caps.

INTERIOR

Swivel this Dodge's level doors and you'll find a correct White on Blue interior that's functional, straightforward and very livable. Correct, headrest-free seats are wrapped in pliable vinyl covers that display hardly any signs of wear. Between those seats, a correct console, complete with an ornate shifter, surfs stain-free carpet that's protected by color-keyed, “R/T” branded floor mats. At the sides of that carpet, white door panels look sublime inside correct, Light Blue Metallic frames. In front of those panels, a modernist dash seats sweeping telemetry and a correct tachometer next to a familiar Dodge Solid State. In front of the driver, a glossy steering wheel laps a satin horn bar. And behind the passengers, a nicely finished trunk hides a correct jack and spare tire between a plaid mat and new decal.

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

Since our sale includes both an original Broadcast Sheet and an original fender tag, there's no questioning this Coronet's highly accurate restoration. Here's a detailed look at how the car rolled out of Chrysler's St. Louis manufacturing facility:

FENDER TAG:

CAR: Dodge Coronet R/T 2-door hardtop
ENGINE: 426 cubic inch Hemi V8 that's equipped with two 4-barrel carburetors
TRANSMISSION: 3-speed automatic
TIRES: F70x15 red stripe tires
BUILD DATE: January 9th, 1968
AXLE: Fitted with a Sure Grip differential and 3.23 gears
INTERIOR: White on Blue Sport Trim Grade interior that's fitted with vinyl bucket seats
PAINT: Monotone Bright Blue Metallic paint
OTHER: Equipped with Light Blue Metallic door frames and a White Bumble-bee sport stripe

MOLDINGS:
* 19: Wide sill moldings
* 25: Drip rail moldings
* 78: Wheel lip moldings

ABC OPTIONS:
* A1: 26-inch radiator
* H1: Power brakes
* R1: AM radio
* T7: Tachometer
* X1: Tinted glass
* Y7: White vinyl top

abc OPTIONS:
* a6: Console
* b4: Bucket seats
* h7: Fender or hood-mounted turn signal indicators
* m6: Remote operated driver's outside mirror
* u1: Sold car when built

BROADCAST SHEET:

* W: Dodge Coronet
* S: R/T
* 23: 2-door hardtop
* J: 426 cubic inch Hemi V8
* 8: 1968 model year
* G: Manufactured in St. Louis, Missouri
* QQ1: Bright Blue Metallic paint
* 307: White vinyl top
* 317: White Bumble-bee sport stripe
* S: Sport Trim Grade
* 6: Vinyl bucket seats
* C: White on Blue interior
* 73: 426 cubic inch Hemi V8 that's equipped with two 4-barrel carburetors
* 395: Automatic transmission
* 404: 3.23 gears
* 408: Sure Grip differential
* 415: Heater that's complete with a defroster
* 421: AM radio
* 45: F70x15 red stripe tires
* 451: Power brakes
* 456: Power steering
* 478: 11-inch heavy-duty brakes
* 480: Dual horns
* 486: Console
* 487: Cigarette lighter
* 503: Carpeting
* 509: Glovebox lock
* 511: Map light
* 512: Remote operated driver's outside mirror
* 514: Glovebox lamp
* 515: Ashtray lamp
* 516: Trunk lamp
* 517: Hood/fender-mounted turn signal indicators
* 521: Tinted glass
* 529: Custom sill moldings
* 535: Drip rail moldings
* 536: Remote outside mirror
* 548: Wheel lip moldings
* 564: Bucket seats without headrests
* 565: Rear armrests
* 577: Tachometer
* 579: Undercoating & hood pad
* 589: 3-speed wipers
* 626: 70-amp battery
* 648: Hemi Suspension
* 691: Expedite

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OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION AND ACCESSORIES

* An original Broadcast Sheet
* A 1968 Service Manual
* A book of restoration photos
* Extra paint
* Extra trim
* An extra mirror
* Two sets of keys

With original Hemi power, a correct Hemi drivetrain and correct blue on white aesthetics, this all-business MoPar combines explosive curb appeal with boundless investment potential. It's clean. It's freshly restored. And best of all, your hard-earned money is buying a fun car that's poised to continue gaining value. If you're in the market for some stunning Detroit metal that as nice as it is exclusive, this impressive Coronet is your next classic!

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